Speaker Ian Thomas has an outstanding background as a Tracker and Author.
Speaker Ian Thomas is a rare person. He is a business graduate who studied lions at close quarters during many years as a game ranger in Africa.
Ian attained the highest tracking and guiding qualification possible, that of a Scout, awarded to him by The Field Guides Association of South Africa. The award recognizes excellence in guiding in big game areas, weapon handling, and tracking. Speaker Ian Thomas was the first person to achieve this distinction. During his time as a guide, he discovered that he had a talent for teaching and story telling, which led to a career in public speaking. He has traveled internationally, and spoken in Europe, Asia, USA and Africa.
As one of the worlds top motivational speakers, Ian uses that deep knowledge to transform teams. A dynamic and inspiring presenter, he believes that people, and especially business people, can absorb and learn from the animal kingdom.
The study of lions in the wild has involved Ian in far more than the gathering of biological data. Discussions with business men and women while viewing lions has made him aware of the social interaction, hunting techniques and defense strategies among individual lions with vastly different personalities, strengths and weaknesses. His two keynote addresses, The Power of the Pride and The Spoor of Success have been heard by delegates in thousands of companies in more than 30 countries.
The Power of the Pride is a riveting and informative account of how lions, the only cats that hunt in teams, can be compared with how businesses operate as teams. The Spoor of Success illustrates how a daunting challenge can be a powerful motivator, with the potential to lift the performance of both the individual and the business. Ian's book, The Power of the Pride is a bestseller.
Speaker Ian Thomas is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows and has featured in many local and international management magazines. He is also one of South Africa's foremost wildlife photographers.
If you want to motivate and transform your team, you should seriously consider Ian Thomas as the motivational speaker for your conference, workshop or training session.